Thursday, October 30, 2008

Scarf for Kathy

I made a scarf for Kathy's birthday. Something simple, but classy. She enjoyed it, but not as nearly as much as the yodels Terri made for me to give to her!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yodels for Kathy!!!

My co-worker has a love of yodels. So when my friend, Terri, showed me a picture from her camera of handmade yodels she had knit, I just had to order some:

Kathy LOVED them! I wish I'd taken a picture of her face when she realized they were not to be eaten. It was priceless.

Thank you, Terri, for making these for Kathy.
Your work is incredible!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tea cozy party

Ok, so I haven't finished the hat I was making at the Tea Cozy Party that Maggie and Kathy M. had on October 12. We had a choice of making a tea cozy (which I wouldn't use, since my teapots are decorative, only) or a hat. The hat seemed practical.

Felted tea cozy and purse that Kathy created

If I can just find my other set of size 9 circular needles, I'll have this done in no time. Ha!

Boy, but Kathy's house is beautiful!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Rodica is amazing, simply amazing

My friend, Rodica, has amazing talent. A couple of us on Thursday nights had been working on the Guideposts Knit for Kids sweater. I had explained to Rodica that Guideposts teams with WorldVision and the sweaters are then shipped off to children all over the world. She said she would make a few, so I brought her the pattern the following Thursday.

Well, Rodica likes to 'embellish' patterns, and this is what she came up with:

Sweater #1: Crew Neck

Sweater #2: Three Color Button Down

Sweater #3: Two Color

Sweater #4: Little Girl Ruffle

Note the two colors for hem and sleeve!

Maggie told Rodica she better make 50 of these because we didn't want the girls fighting over it!

Sweater #5: Cardigan

Try as I may, I couldn't get the lighting right when photographing these, even with Rebecca's help! Oh, did I mention she had almost three done in a week?

Thank you, Rodica!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Scarf from Astrid

I'll back date this. Because I forgot the real date I received it. Yes, the memory is going in mid age!!!

But this is sooooo beautiful. I should really photograph the knitting needle jewelry she gave me too.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I ran across this on Ravelry and unfortunately I don't know the source, though I think it's great!!!

If only we'd all invested in a different kind of 401K. Er, wait. I have!
I did!!!!

Question: One more reason to stockpile in yarn?

My sister Astrid had this response:

Answer: Within reason anyway! It's good to have a diversified portfolio; don't have all your assets in one basket! : )

Monday, October 06, 2008

Mom's Rules...

by my mom

(For herself but you might find them helpful too)

1. Try to avoid stopping in unfished row.

2. When you lay down your knitting, place both needles on top of each other and fasten together with rubber band at tips to avoid picking up later and having yarn slip off needles.

3. Rubber bands make good stoppers if you don't have those little thingies. I keep one loosely around a finger while I work

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Samantha's blanket

This is for little Samantha Elizabeth. Her room is lavender and the furniture is white. Her mom picked out the colors of the blanket: Lionbrand Homespun in Hepplewhite, Lavender and Barrington.

I love it! I haven't mailed it, yet...

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bennett's baby blanket and sweater

I made this blanket for Brooke's baby, Bennett. And the sweater. Way back in May! Just posting about it, now...

Note the non-symmetrical patterning. Almost symmetrical, but not quite. A first.

The sweater is from the Caron Simply Soft wrapper, entitled, "Child's Aran Pullover". I made the size 2, which only called for two skeins. Not bad!

Needless to say, I enjoyed trying a new pattern (new to me) and was thrilled with the way it turned out!